Archive of: Teaser

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Tropical cyclone season underway

Tropical cyclone season underway

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season was June 1, and in the eastern Pacific the season began on May 15.

Web Exclusives 2016
Uncertainty in tropical cyclone forecasts

Uncertainty in tropical cyclone forecasts

In the last newsletter, I wrote about the possibility of the Atlantic hurricane season having below-normal activity due to El Nino. Now that we are approaching the end of the season, we can look back and see that while the season will likely end up below normal by several measures, it has been a bit more active than was anticipated a couple of months ago.

Web Exclusives 2015
Freezing spray

Freezing spray

For those who live in the northeastern U.S. or southeastern Canada, an unusually active stretch of severe winter weather began in late January 2015 and is ongoing in the middle of February at this writing.

Web Exclusives 2015

Changing seasons

Columbus Day weekend has now passed in the U.S. at the time of this writing, and there are certainly signs on the weather maps of the North Atlantic and North Pacific of the more active weather patterns characteristic of the colder season beginning to show up.

Web Exclusives 2014
Tropical storm and hurricane info

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Where to find it and how to use it

Ocean Voyager 2014
Seeing global winds

Seeing global winds

You’ve heard of working for peanuts, but how about for pickled herring? Software developer Cameron Beccario, who devised a fascinating and informative global weather visualization website called “earth”, has been offered pickled herring and salmon from an Alaskan commercial fisherman, a confessed big fan of “earth.”

March/April 2014
Playing the weather to New Zealand

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Easing the passage between the major islands and New Zealand

March/April 2014
Winds against the grain

Winds against the grain

Ocean voyagers are interested in the winds along their routes for obvious reasons, whether voyaging under sail or under power. Gathering information about expected wind speeds and direction for a voyage is a key component of the decision making process that will determine the exact route of the voyage, the timing of the departure, and whether intermediate stops are made and how long their duration may be.

March/April 2014
Preparing for storms at sea

Preparing for storms at sea

If we have time to prepare and a lot of sea room, Nine of Cups, our Liberty 458 cutter, handles the rough weather pretty well

January/February 2014
“In Hawaii, hurricanes hardly happen”

“In Hawaii, hurricanes hardly happen”

Apologies to George Bernard Shaw, and Lerner and Loewe for the title. But, in fact, hurricanes are not that common in Hawaii, despite the location of the island state in the middle of the largest ocean on the planet and solidly in the tropical latitudes.

Web Exclusives 2013
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